World Prince Harry Pays Tribute to Prince Philip as Conservation Champion on Earth Day
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For most of their lives, the sensitive heir and the Queen's brash consort were locked in an uneasy, complicated relationship. But while their personalities were dissimilar, the two began to see eye to eye a lot more as they grew older.He saw himself as the person responsible for steering the ship, keeping everything from the royal household to the family's image in check. But the Duke of Edinburgh's dedication and sense of duty was also informed by his character.
Prince Harry has paid tribute to Prince Philip and his grandfather's role in conservation on Earth Day.
Tributes flooded in for the Duke of Edinburgh following his, after 73 years of marriage to .
However, his grandson has now chosen to highlight his work for the environment as the world uses Earth Day to focus on issues like climate change.
The Duke of Sussex, in his role as president of African Parks, said: "As we now begin to move towards an era of global recovery and regeneration, it's critical that we continue to look at the strengthening and protecting of biodiversity, not just as a value we hold—but as a responsibility that is vital to our way of life.
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In recent times, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh backed further and further away from the public eye - but in his hey-day, the husband of Queen Elizabeth the II was a natural in front of the camera. In his final years, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh backed further and further away from the public eye - but in his hey-day, the husband of Queen Elizabeth the II was a n His death on April 9 2021, aged 99 was saddening for royal fans around the world, but in the midst of mourning, many found every reason to celebrate the vibrant, colourful parts of Philip's long life.
"On this Earth Day, I reflect on generations of conservation champions, including my late grandfather, and feel proud and energized to continue doing my part in this legacy.
"This year especially, I join the incredible African Parks team and communities around the world in shared dedication to our environment and collective wellbeing."
His comments come after the royals said their final goodbyes to Philip at his funeral on Saturday.
This #EarthDay , Prince Harry & African Parks shine a light on the role effectively managed protected areas play in preserving biodiversity & in delivering benefits to local communities in a special re-release of the video “Hope Starts Here”.
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The Prince's 90 minutes and 1,150 miles in Concorde represented the final seal of approval for the £885million Anglo-French project.Ten miles high over the Bay of Biscay, he flew the plane at 1,340mph — twice the speed of sound.— African Parks (@AfricanParks) April 22, 2021
Some blinked away tears as they paid their final respects to the man the Queen famously called her "strength and stay."
However, the somber occasion was also an opportunity for Harry towith brother after a long-running rift.
The Duke of Cambridge has made his own intervention for Earth Day, signing a joint letter to the editor of British newspaper The Times with other judges of climate initiative the Earthshot Prize.
It reads: "This Earth Day, as the Leaders Summit on Climate kicks off the countdown to November's COP26 climate conference in the UK, we must be inspired by the ingenuity and determination of the past year.
"We must transform our relationship with our planet, learning from those already living in harmony with nature and recognizing that we all have a part to play.
"As people worldwide queue for their vaccinations, now is the time to harness that spirit of invention and give the Earth a shot too."
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Also on the judging panel are Shakira, Cate Blanchett, Sir David Attenborough, soccer star Dani Alves and Queen Rania of Jordan.
The queen expressed her sadness at the death of her husband during amessage yesterday.
She said: "I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate.
"While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world.
"My family and I would like to thank you all for the support and kindness shown to us in recent days.
"We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life."
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